Advanced AR techniques

January 22, 2019

The best way to create like-mindedness with analysts

Tell me if this sounds like something you’ve dealt with – you and your team feel something about your platform or services is more important than an analyst does. While I’m sure this is rare ...

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Advanced AR techniques

January 16, 2019

Do you know where you stand with analysts?

A Forrester Wave or Magic Quadrant just published. You sigh in relief and pat yourself on the back for another job accomplished. But if you’re like us, it’s not too long before the question starts ...

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Advanced AR techniques,Case studies

December 1, 2018

Case study: Reprioritizing AR efforts to accommodate new products

We all know prioritization is a key tenet of analyst relations. Since budget, time, and personnel are all limited in AR, what do you do when your company wants to launch a new product into ...

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AR news

November 28, 2018

Forrester’s mojo move to acquire SiriusDecisions – what does it mean?

The exciting news that Forrester will acquire rival analyst firm SiriusDecisions no doubt raises questions for analyst relations professionals. Many of which will take months or more to answer. But the sooner you begin to think about ...

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Advanced AR techniques

November 27, 2018

Customer reference selection – so much more than finding your raving fans

In a perfect world, we would have an unlimited roster of raving fans who are available at the drop of the hat to give us a glowing review. Ah, utopia. In reality, we know customer ...

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Advanced AR techniques

November 14, 2018

Three ways to make analysts your advocates

“On a scale of 1-10, how likely is it that you would recommend [brand] to a friend or colleague?” Ah, the Net Promoter Score question. While this evaluation question itself is remarkably simple, the factors that impact ...

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Best practices

October 29, 2018

Three steps to prepare for a perfect advisory day

When briefings, inquiries, and interviews can only get you so far, we know you use strategic advisory days to understand an analyst better, influence his or her perception, and ideally, get leads on new customers. ...

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Advanced AR techniques,Case studies

September 17, 2018

Evaluation research… to participate or not to participate? That is the (very good) question

“Is it better to be in a Wave or Magic Quadrant even if we don’t show well? Or are we better off declining participation?” I often get asked this question from my clients, and the ...

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Advanced AR techniques

September 5, 2018

Four ways to discover where you stand with analysts

Uncovering an analyst’s perception of your business can feel a bit like searching for hidden treasure. You know their real beliefs are there, but they may not be obvious to you. Your executives and product ...

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Best practices

August 9, 2018

Have the answers to your speakers’ questions, before they even ask them

“Why am I talking to this analyst?” How many times have you received this question from one of your speakers? Or maybe it was this question, right before the call started: “Oh yeah, Joe Analyst, ...

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